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Old 24th February 2016
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Default Re: For Newbies - How to choose a horn kit

Thanks for the long reply, sorry I never replied earlier. Just got back on the forums again to look around for Nathans, had no luck at all since last post. Lot of people want 1k or more for K5, no thanks. Finally installing my air tank kit in a week, gotta be a set of K5's are a good price and not overpriced sometime.
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Old 26th February 2016
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Default Re: For Newbies - How to choose a horn kit

K5LA's can be found on eBay for less than $1000, I have seen them as little as $600. Keep your search up, you will definitely find one. Let us know when you find one. K5LA's are the most common and user-friendly 5-chime horns.
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Old 25th July 2016
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I recently switched out the "Shocker s4's" for the real deal k5's..IMO the Shockers really are a great horn for the money. I blew them lots on 10gallons of air, @ close to 200psi for 2 months, and no problems..The Nathan k's are better sounding, but take up lots more space, and you really shouldn't run them above 140psi., and they cost way more than the Shockers..Also, I probably would not recommend buying a kit..Get the biggest tank you can live with in the vehicle, then get the best pump you can afford..Get the wire, and switches @ the local auto store.
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Old 26th July 2016
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Sounds like a great scenario for an Oasis air compressor
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Old 18th July 2017
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According to the sound samples I've heard, I'm pretty sure I want a K5HLA.

I have a couple newby questions. Is there a particular desire to have raised letters over non-raised letters? What's the deal? I'm sure it's probably just a personal preference right?

What about mounting hardware? Is the original hardware still available for these train horns? I've always been an OEM man.

One last question. Is there a way to remotely operate the horns without having to route the actual air lines into the cab of my truck?
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